Top Ten things to do in September

In the garden it is time to pull out all the sad and lonely veggies from the summer and rematch and reseed for a fall bounty. Right now you should plant new tomatoes, Plant long-term, frost-tolerant vegetables together. Frost-tolerant vegetables include beet, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, chard, collard, garlic, kale, lettuce, mustard, onion, parsley, spinach and turnip. In the...

Top Ten Things to do in August

It’s time to harvest the seeds from your heirloom tomatoes and dry them and store in a dry place for planting seedling next spring. Also It’s time to can or pickle all the cucumbers and beans in the garden and prepare the stocked pantry for the winter months. This late summer task makes me...

Top Ten Things to do in October

In the garden….it’s time to till the beds and add fresh mulch prior to planting the fall flowers. What looks nice for quite some time and pairs well with our Houston climate are mums. I even have some that made it through the hot summer and are fix’in to bloom yet again!  At the...

Top Ten things to do in November

In the garden it is time to plant cilantro, parsley, dill, mint, lavender and rosemary. Start your leeks and garlic so they will be ready early spring. If you want some blooms going for the holidays you’ll need to choose Crocus, alliums, ranunculus bulbs. Put your tulip bulbs in the refrigerator and on January...

Top Ten Things to do in April

In the garden plant seeds that attract butterflies and bees, transplant the seedlings you started back in late February to the outdoor garden. Begin propagating your basil by trimming it regularly placing it in water and once roots form take that back to the garden. With your closet you can open up your own...